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I just changed the hydro fluid on my craftsman 917.271141,

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I just changed the hydro fluid on my craftsman###-##-#### ***** it doesn't move. What did I do wrong? It moved before.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Small Engine
Expert:  Donald replied 1 year ago.

Hello. My name is***** you are still in need of assistance, I will be happy to assist you.

Expert:  Donald replied 1 year ago.

Did you put 20W50 motor oil back into your transaxle? This is the recommended oil for your Hydro-Gear Transaxle. The reason your mower will not move, is because you very likely have trapped air inside your unit. Any time you change your oil, you will need to remove the air.

Expert:  Donald replied 1 year ago.

There is a procedure called Purging that you will need to perform, in order to purge the air from your transaxle.

Expert:  Donald replied 1 year ago.

Please click on the link below, to open the page that will give you detailed instructions, relating to the purging procedure.

Expert:  Donald replied 1 year ago.

We can continue from here. Thanks!